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22/10/14 - European Parliament elects new European Commission

On October 22, 2014, the Members of the European Parliament approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new European Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government to enable it to take up duty on 1 November for a five-year term.

22/10/14 - Setting Europe in Motion: President-elect Juncker's Main Messages from his speech before the European Parliament

Statement of the President-elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, in the European Parliament plenary session ahead of the vote on the College. Strasbourg, 22 October 2014

17/10/14 - Trafficking in human beings 2010-2014: eradicating the slave trade

To mark the 8th EU Anti-trafficking day on 18 October 2014, the European Commission is taking stock of all coordinated efforts which have been made during the 2010-2014 European Commission mandate towards the goal of eradicating human trafficking.